colony count


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col·o·ny count

(kol'ŏ-nē kownt)
Enumeration of individual colonies in a bacterial culture.

Colony count

A measurement of the growth of bacteria in a urine sample that has been cultured for 24 to 48 hours.
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The mean preoperative colony count for the povidone iodine group was significantly higher, compared with the chlorhexidine group (211,975 vs.
In the microbial growth analysis eight medically important pathogens were evaluated on the six different HuBA types in comparison to 5% SBA for their growth characteristics, including colony morphology, hemolytic pattern, and colony count as detailed in Table 2.
Then candidal colony count of each specimen is calculated and noted as initial colony count of 50 specimens.
If the urine is collected by using a urethral catheterization, a significant colony count is defined as >50,000 CFU/mL (or less strictly, [greater than or equal to]10,000 CFU/mL).
The culture outcome, in terms of diagnostic level of pathogenic colony count established arbitrarily at 5 0,000 CFU/mL, w as compared with three common urine screening indicators: pyuria (WBC/hpf), bacteriuria, and positive nitrite test.
There was virtually no change in recovery of the pathogen and colony count in the 72-hour refrigerated sample from results of the initial culture and only a small drop in colony count at the 96-hour sample.
Positive culture at a colony count of >100,000/mL was 48 (5.
The difference between the total colony count of general ward and cabin was statistically highly significant (p value = 0.
Q Could you give me the "pros and cons" of doing a total colony count on a urine culture vs.
After each time exposure one loop full suspension with disinfectants and control was taken, sub-cultured in nutrient agar and after 24 hours of incubation at 37[degrees]C, colony count was done.
Q What is your opinion on the appropriate colony count for working up a positive urine culture?